A CALL TO ACTION
In May 2017, Global Fashion Agenda called on fashion brands and retailers to sign a commitment to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion system. By the 30 June 2017 deadline, 64 companies and corporations had signed the 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment representing a total of 143 brands and 7.5% of the global fashion market. Global Fashion Agenda has outlined four immediate action points to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion system:
-Action point 1: Implementing design strategies for cyclability
-Action point 2: Increasing the volume of used garments collected
-Action point 3: Increasing the volume of used garments resold
-Action point 4: Increasing the share of garments made from recycled textile fibres
The signatories commit to setting targets in one or more of these four categories for 2020 and to annually report on their progress. Global Fashion Agenda will support the brands in implementing the commitment through knowledge sharing, policy engagement and by facilitating industry alignment.
Global Fashion Agenda have opened up for a final round of commitment signatories between October - December 2017.
Global Fashion Agenda is calling on fashion brands and retailers to sign a commitment to take the necessary steps to transition to a circular fashion system.
Signatories commit to define a strategy, set targets for 2020 and report on the progress of implementing the commitment.
Global Fashion Agenda will engage with policy makers to co-develop the wider framework necessary for a circular fashion system. A policy brief will serve to inform EU policy-makers about the challenges and opportunities for fashion brands in transitioning to a circular fashion system and recommend specific actions from regulators and authorities.
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